In the beginning was Grindhouse — the 2007 touring double-bill ode to ’70s-exploitation films from directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. A few trailers for fake movies were produced to run during the intermission. Two of those trailers were actually turned into movies: last year’s Machete and this agreeable oddity (in which the titular character dreams of one day running his own lawn-mowing business). The super-saturated colors, choker close-ups, and go-for-broke performance of Rutger Hauer earn our (sometimes too easily won) seal of approval.
MEMORABLE IMAGE: This guy above either did something to offend the wrong people—or is pledging a really tough fraternity.
MEMORABLE LINE: “Maybe you’ll end up like me…a hobo with a shotgun.”
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